SOMEONE had a 60th birthday recently, so I made a jigsaw puzzle. Caroline printed the picture for me and I glued it to a piece of masonite hardboard using E9000 glue. After it dried I sliced it up on the scroll saw.
I make sure that each person was their own piece, and then kept cutting pieces in half until there were 60 of them. The pieces do not all interlock, although some of them do.
Unfortunately I ran out of glue when gluing the picture down originally, so the glue layer was a little thin and some of the pictures started peeling off. Since I was out of E9000 I used ShoeGoo to stick them down all the way.
Caroline picked up a cardboard box at the craft store and let the kids write messages on it, and we glued a smaller version of the picture to the cover, just like a real jigsaw puzzle would have.
The puzzle is pretty fun, and is harder than it should be for just being 60 pieces. The birthday boy seemed to like it though, and that’s what counts!